Teenage Fanclub Look Into A Bright New Future
Hailing from the little known town of Bellshill, Scotland, indie pop stalwarts Teenage Fanclub initially put its pastoral climes on the map with a penchant for guitar-heavy anthems, placing them at the forefront of the 90s alt rock wave. Over time, the outfit flexed their creative muscles and evolved their sound within the realms of nostalgia-filled 60s and 70s power pop, callling to mind the sounds of classic Cali bands The Byrds and The Beach Boys whilst retaining a biting modern rock edge. Unafraid of a hook-laden, radio-friendly chorus, they soon found major labels knocking on their doors, and they broke into the mainstream with their Geffen-released debut album Bandwagonesque in 1991.
After a whirlwind 2018 that saw the band tour copiously, as well as delve into their past glories by revisiting and reissuing five of their earlier releases, i.e. Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain and Howdy on vinyl, Teenage Fanclub said a fond farewell to founding member Gerard Love. Keen to keep up the momentum after his departure, the band hit the road with rumoured new material in tow on a hotly anticipated 2019 North American Tour.